Nitesh Tiwari

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Nitesh Tiwari
The Director Nitesh Tiwari of the film DANGAL at the Master Class, during the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), in Panaji, Goa on November 23, 2017.jpg
Born3 November, 1973
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Bombay, 1996
OccupationFilm Director, Producer, Writer
Years active2011–present
Spouse(s)Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
ChildrenAmaarisa Tiwari and Aaradhya Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood.[1][2] He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year.[1] He then directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014).[3][4]

In 2016, Tiwari scripted and directed Dangal which was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017 and second BRICS festival in June 2017.[5] The film is the highest-grossing Indian film and the fifth highest grossing non-English film, having collected over 2,000 crore (US$270 million) of which more than 1,200 crore was earned in China,[6][7] where it has emerged as one of the top 20 highest-grossers of all time.[8] Tiwari has garnered the Filmfare Best Director Award at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, and the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[9][10] His next, Chhichhore (2019), a comedy, earned him numerous nominations and acclaim as well.[11]

He has also co-founded Earthsky Pictures which has produced several ad films and Break Point, a docu-series based on Tennis legends, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.

Early life[edit]

Tiwari was born in Madhya Pradesh to B. D. Tiwari.[citation needed] He has a brother and a sister. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgy and Material Science engineering.[12] Tiwari worked as a creative director at Leo Burnett before he entered Bollywood.[13] Tiwari's early childhood was spent in a small town in MP called Ganj Basoda. He studied in Bharat Mata Convent School until class 8th. He also did a small play in his school cultural event titled “Tapori-Mughal-e-Azam”

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who was his colleague and creative director at Leo Burnett. She is also a film director, producer and writer.[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Dialogue Screenplay Story Notes
2011 Chillar Party Yes No Yes Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Children's Film
National Film Award for Best Screenplay
2014 Bhoothnath Returns Yes No Yes Yes Yes
2014 Kill Dil No No Yes Yes Yes
2016 Nil Battey Sannata No No Yes Yes Yes
2016 Dangal Yes No Yes Yes Yes Telstra People's Choice Award
Filmfare Award for Best Director
2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi No No Yes Yes Yes
2019 Chhichhore Yes No Yes Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi
2021 Ankahi Kahaniya No No Yes Yes Yes
2020 Special Ops No No Yes Yes Yes Web series on Hotstar
2021 Break Point Yes Yes No No Yes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2011 National Film Award for Best Children's Film Chillar Party Won
2011 National Film Award for Best Screenplay Chillar Party Won
2015 Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Bhoothnath Returns Nominated
2017 Filmfare Award for Best Director Dangal Won
2018 Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Bareilly Ki Barfi Nominated
2020 Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue Chhichhore Nominated
2020 Filmfare Award for Best Story Chhichhore Nominated
2020 Filmfare Award for Best Director Chhichhore Nominated
2020 IIFA Award for Best Story Chhichhore Nominated
2020 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi Chhichhore Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Vidya Balan wins National Award for 'The Dirty Picture'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013.
  3. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Featured Movie News - Featured Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama.
  4. ^ "Bhoothnath Returns Fails To Make An Impact". Box Office India Trade Network. Box Office India. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  5. ^ Aneja, Atul (25 June 2017). "China's 'Dangal' mega-success echoes at second BRICS film festival". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ "Aamir Khan's Rs 3,000 crore dream". Deccan Chronicle. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Dangal Update - Worldwide And All Formats - Box Office India". www.boxofficeindia.com.
  8. ^ 内地总票房排名 [Mainland total box office ranking] (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  9. ^ Goswami, Parismita (12 August 2017). "IFFM 2017: Aishwarya Rai looks gorgeous; Sushant Singh wins Best Actor award [PHOTOS]". International Business Times, India Edition.
  10. ^ "My next a departure from children's films: Nitesh Tiwari". IANS - Yahoo. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Winners of the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017 - filmfare.com". www.filmfare.com.
  12. ^ "Mr. Nitesh Tiwari". Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari's next film with Sajid Nadiadwala". 20 February 2017.
  14. ^ ""This Is The First Time In My Career That Aamir Khan Has Said Yes To A Film After The First Narration" – Nitesh Tiwari". Man's World. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: Director With A Purpose". Forbes India. Retrieved 23 November 2020.

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